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Ellenborough Park Hotel
Ellenborough Park Hotel, Cheltenham

Located on the outskirts of Cheltenham, Ellenborough Park lies next to Cheltenham Racecourse. Famous for hosting the Gold Cup every March, the Racecourse provides the perfect backdrop from the hotel whether itís...


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Five Star Chateau Marmont reviews
Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles
Chateau Marmont

Chateau Marmont is something special, built in the 1920ís and styled on a French Castle in the Loire Valley, Chateau Marmont offers a unique experience. The hotel has a decorated history that matches the character of the property. A host of the worlds rich and famous have stepped foot inside, including; James Dean, Helmut Newton, Jim Morrison, John Belushi...

Five Star Mondrian London reviews
Mondrian London, London
Mondrian London

Having frequented their American counterparts we were excited to hear that The Mondrian brand was about to explode onto the London hotel scene. With its eclectic yet refined design, we couldn't think of a more fitting location it could encompass than the iconic Sea Containers building. The Sea Containers building sits pride of place on London's South Bank,...

Five Star TING reviews
TING, London

TĪNG is a fine dining restaurant located in the Shangri-La Hotel in The Shard in London. The view youíre treated to over London while dining at TĪNG sets this restaurant apart from its more grounded competitors. If youíre lucky, as we were, you will have the chance to dine with views over Tower Bridge and the meandering River Thames. Views aside, the...

Five Star Le Cinq reviews
Le Cinq, Paris
Le Cinq

Le Cinq can be found inside the George V Four Seasons Hotel, Paris, offering fine dining at its finest. This restaurant truly does sit at the top of when it comes to exceptional food, first-class services, and breath-taking, opulent surroundings. The whole experience in Le Cinq was faultless from start to finish. From the moment I saw the two wrought iron...

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Five Star Claridge's reviews
Claridge's, Claridge's

Claridgeís is located just off New Bond Street in Londonís affluent Mayfair. New Bond Street is known for its excellent shopping, however, you are forgiven for skipping on the shopping in favor of experiencing everything...

Five Star The Beaufort Dining Room reviews
The Beaufort Dining Room, The Beaufort Dining Room

Nestled in the heart of the magnificent Ellenborough Park Hotel, this opulent dining experience at their 3 AA Rosette Beaufort Dining Room...

Five Star Trevear Farm reviews
Trevear Farm, Trevear Farm

Located on the outskirts of Padstow in Cornwall, Trevear Farm is home to some beautiful cottages with unspoilt views across the Camel Estuary. As we entered the grounds and meandered our way down the driveway to the farm...

Five Star 10 Castle Street reviews
10 Castle Street, 10 Castle Street

Located in Cranborne, 10 Castle Street is a breathtaking property and from the moment you arrive you know you are about to step foot inside somewhere special. The house holds a wealth of history and has been immaculately...

Four Star Dining at 10 Castle Street reviews
Dining at 10 Castle Street, Dining at 10 Castle Street

During our visit to 10 Castle Street we decided to dine in the drawing room. Itís a beautiful room with an open log fire which adds a lot to the...

Four Star The Grand reviews
The Grand, The Grand

The Grand Hotel in Brighton is located on the seafront and is in the ideal location to explore the city of Brighton. Brighton is home to many iconic tourist attractions and a host of beach-front activities, so being a short...

Four Star The Chilli Pickle reviews
The Chilli Pickle, The Chilli Pickle

Located in the Lanes of Brighton, Chilli Pickle is a modern Indian restaurant with a bustling atmosphere. The menu is authentic Indian, we have visited numerous times over the years and are yet to leave disappointed, itís...

Five Star Lainston House reviews
Lainston House, Lainston House

Located on the outskirts of Winchester, Lainston House is a charming period property which is part of the Exclusive Hotels Group. This beautiful 17th-century country house provides an idyllic escape from the city. There is...

Four Star Crown and Thistle reviews
Crown & Thistle, Crown and Thistle

The Crown & Thistle is located in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, and is part of the Oakman Inns Group. The Crown and Thistle is a pub and restaurant with rooms, it has a distinctly British feel. The building is a 400-year-old coaching...

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Seven Sins
We put the spotlight on the industry's most recognisable faces in our new interview segment "Seven Sins". If you want to know what inspires the industry's movers and shakers or what your favourite food loving celebrity likes to indulge in then you'll find it in their Seven Sins.
Robin Hutson
CEO of LimeWood Group Ltd
Awarded The Hotelier of the Year in 2003 and Outstanding Contribution Catey...
Robin Hutson
Richard E. Grant
Actor, Director & Perfumer
Born and raised in Swaziland, Richard E. Grant studied drama at Cape Town...
Richard E. Grant
Steven Ellis
Chef Proprietor, The Oxford Blue
Originally from Lancashire, Steven spent most of his childhood growing...
Steven Ellis
Marcus Wareing
Owner of Marcus Wareing Restaurants
Marcus Wareing is one of Britainís most respected and acclaimed chefs and...
Marcus Wareing
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